Caramel Corn Recipe

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Ivan Fisher Modified: March 30, 2022
Caramel Corn Recipe

How To Make Caramel Corn

You don’t have to wait for Christmas to enjoy good caramel corn. Salty sweet caramel complete this sticky and crunchy snack.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 1 hour 5 minutes
Total: 1 hour 20 minutes



  • 6qtspopped popcorn,approximately ¾ cup kernels
  • 1cupbutter
  • ½cuplight corn syrup
  • 2cupsbrown sugar
  • 1tspsalt
  • ½tspbaking soda
  • 1tspvanilla
  • cupspecans,or peanuts, optional


  1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees F.

  2. Melt butter, brown sugar, corn syrup and salt in a saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil and let simmer for 5 minutes without stirring.

  3. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla and baking soda.

  4. Pour over popped corn (and optional mix-ins) and mix well to combine.

  5. Spread mixture over two 9×13-inch pans and bake for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes.


  • Calories: 651.29kcal
  • Fat: 43.16g
  • Saturated Fat: 16.93g
  • Trans Fat: 0.93g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 15.53g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 8.12g
  • Carbohydrates: 68.52g
  • Fiber: 4.18g
  • Sugar: 52.48g
  • Protein: 4.15g
  • Cholesterol: 61.01mg
  • Sodium: 300.71mg
  • Calcium: 55.24mg
  • Potassium: 186.16mg
  • Iron: 1.40mg
  • Vitamin A: 196.56µg
  • Vitamin C: 0.28mg
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